At least eight hurt during protests in Tbilisi on May 1 — health ministry-VIDEO

At least eight hurt during protests in Tbilisi on May 1 — health ministry-VIDEO
# 02 May 2024 02:38 (UTC +04:00)

At least eight people were hurt during a rally of protest against the foreign agent bill near the parliament building in Tbilisi on May 1, the Georgian health ministry said, APA's Tbilisi correspondent reports.

"During the protest rally in Tbilisi on May 1, eight people were hurt. They were taken to hospitals. One of them has already been released," it said, adding that most of them have face and head injuries, intoxication and breathing problems. Twenty ambulances are deployed to the area.

Several thousand people on Wednesday evening gathered for a protest rally outside the parliament building. At a certain point, the rally turned into clashes with the police. Some of the demonstrators approached the staff only entrance to the parliament on April 9 Street and began to swing the gates. The riot police in the building’s courtyard responded with tear gas and pepper gas and water jets. Stones, bottles and firecrackers were hurled at the police.

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